Indonesia Repatriates Remains of Suspected Covid-19 Patient

October 14, 2020, 10.11 PM
Indonesian Basarnas personnel evacuate the remains of a Filipino crewman of the MV Morandi, a vessel registered in Malta, after he died on board the ship in the Bay of Bengal off Aceh KOMPAS.COM/TEUKU UMARIndonesian Basarnas personnel evacuate the remains of a Filipino crewman of the MV Morandi, a vessel registered in Malta, after he died on board the ship in the Bay of Bengal off Aceh

KOMPAS.com- Indonesian authorities from the Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) branch in Aceh have repatriated the remains of a Filipino sailor who died on board a foreign vessel in waters off the province.

“The deceased was identified as 48-year-old Jason P. Padaong. He was part of the crew of MV Morandi, a bulk carrier registered in Malta,” said Budiono, the head of the Basarnas branch in Aceh on October 13.

Also read: 18-Year Old Rohingya Refugee Runs Away from Camp in Indonesia's Aceh

Budiono added that a Basarnas team went to MV Morandi in one of the agency’s vessels, braving high winds and choppy seas.

“We boarded [MV Morandi] in full PPE gear, in line with health protocols during the Covid-19 pandemic. [Padaong] showed [coronavirus] symptoms such as high fevers, dry coughs, and abdominal pains before he finally died of a heart attack and high blood pressure,” he said.

“Because he already died when we got on board, we dispensed with swab tests and evacuated his remains under careful health protocols.”

Also read: Indonesia Provids Temporary Shelter to 99 Rohingya Refugees in Aceh

“We evacuated Padaong from the vessel while it was at sea on the Bay of Bengal and brought it to Banda Aceh’s Ulee Lheu port. His remains were then stored at the UZA hospital before it will be repatriated by plane to the [Philippines].”

Budiono pointed out that MV Morandi carried on to its next destination following the evacuation of Padaong’s remains.

(Editor: Pythag Kurniati)

Source: 

https://regional.kompas.com/read/2020/10/14/13371631/punya-riwayat-demam-dan-batuk-jenazah-abk-berbendera-malta-dievakuasi?page=all#page2





Comment wisely and responsibly. Comments are entirely the responsibility of the commentator as regulated in the ITE Law
Report
Thank You! We have received your report. We will remove comments that conflict with the Community Guidelines and the ITE Law.
Close Ads X